inborn

[ in-bawrn ]
/ ˈɪnˈbɔrn /

adjective

naturally present at birth; innate.

Nearby words

  1. inbeing,
  2. inbetween,
  3. inboard,
  4. inboard-outboard,
  5. inbond,
  6. inborn error of metabolism,
  7. inbound,
  8. inbounds,
  9. inbounds line,
  10. inbox

Origin of inborn

before 1000; Middle English; Old English inboren native, indigenous; see in-1, born

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British Dictionary definitions for inborn

inborn

/ (ˈɪnˈbɔːn) /

adjective

existing from birth; congenital; innate
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Word Origin and History for inborn

inborn

adj.

Old English inboren "native to a place," from in "within" + boren "brought forth" (see born). Of qualities in a person, 1510s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for inborn

inborn

[ ĭnbôrn′ ]

adj.

Possessed by an organism at birth.
Inherited or hereditary.

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